Roadies: new bike time…
The canyon is ace and was even ripped off by cervelo who coughed up in court a couple of years ago
Just make sure you’re going to be happy with after sales
CIO: love mine but not sure I’d buy another which seems a recurring theme when I meet others on the road and trail, wondering if the guy with the fork running no oil posts on here……….Posted 4 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
If I had £3k and looking at Canyons then I would be looking at the 2012 models from their outlet store. Some cracking bikes to be had if the frame size is right. ClickyPosted 4 years ago
For the same price and spec but with a top set of wheels
Its time to replace my aging look 565, I have a budget of 3k. I would love a Cervelo, but my head is telling me there is nothing better for the money than a Canyon slx cf 8.0
Any advice on alternatives, all the big brands seem to be compromised on spec at that price, either Ultegra and / or poorer wheels.
What am I missing?Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
Had a look at the Focus Izalco Pro recently, cracking spec for the money. You only get a Rotor chainset though – fine if you want to use Q Rings etc, but the chainset is the stand-out item in the 9000 groupset, I think it’s such a shame not to have it!
A couple of lads I ride with have recently gone onto Scott Foils… They don’t like long rides any more… 😉
Personally, with that budget, I’d get the Canyon and then upgrade the frame to a Cervélo in a couple of years…Posted 4 years agoGary_MMember
Focus Izalco pro 1 would definitely be worth a look at £2899. Spec here says dura ace cranks but pic shows rotor so I’m not sure what you get.
I have an izalco pro 2 and it makes me smile every time I ride it. Its so fast you almost have to reign it in.
Edinburgh bikes were doing 15% off at the weekend which would have saved £430! But too late.Posted 4 years agoShibbolethMember
The one I looked at in Wheelbase had Rotor cranks. I wasn’t a big fan of the wheels either – there’s obviously an assumption that you’ll upgrade those or have a set of deep sections for racing… Sadly, that seems to be the case with most ready-built road bikes nowadays.Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
I wasn’t a big fan of the wheels either – there’s obviously an assumption that you’ll upgrade those or have a set of deep sections for racing… Sadly, that seems to be the case with most ready-built road bikes nowadays.
Very true, easy way to keep the cost down, and most folk do have either race wheels or a nice set of their own. My old man bought his new bike from Wheelbase last summer and managed to buy the bike without wheels as he didn’t need them in return for a few hundred quid off the cost.Posted 4 years ago
If its 4th cat crits, something metal and cheap..that way you won’t have to sweep whats left of your bike up after the inevitable pile up..
I might end up saving the look for crits, Would probably race a new bike on the road the 3/4 RR I did at the weekend was much better mannered than the crits I’ve donePosted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
MrSmith – have Worx actually got a road bike in production yet?
soon, AFAIK everything is finalised, they are back from the Taipei show, a couple of last pre-prod are here in the u.k. you would have to ask neil when they are available though. think the SRAM red one is going to be £2.2k?Posted 4 years agogeetee1972Member
That canyon is a huge amount of bike for the money.
I’ve just agreed to purchase a frame only option from Condor and am thinking that while the whole Canyon bike is a third more than the frame only option, selling my current bike would net me a lot more than the marginal cost.Posted 4 years ago
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